CES has come and gone for another year, and we’ve picked out a handful of the best products from the gargantuan tech trade show in Las Vegas. Here’s a few worth noting.
By far the coolest product we read about at CES 2016 was the Ehang 184 passenger drone. Otherwise known as an autonomous aerial vehicle (the correct term for these self-flying passenger vehicles, known as AAVs) the drone can carry a 100kg passenger for 23 minute,s at a height of 500m, at speeds up to 60mph. The 200kg unit flies to a preselected GPS point set by the user, then folds up for easy storage in cramped urban settings.
LG Signature OLED G6:
LG are billing the G6, which comes in 77-inch and 65-inch screen sizes, as a ‘Picture on Glass’ and a ‘Wallpaper Screen.’ The absurdly light unit measures in at less than a tenth of an inch thick, and features a soundbar developed with Harman Kardon.
The outdoor camera uses technology to distinguish between people, pets, and cars. Customers can use an app to draw out zones, and set rules for the camera and floodlight for each zone and record anyone who comes up to your door.
Sony PS-HX500 Turntable:
Sony’s LP Collector’s $600 belt-driven record player has a pre-amp built in, so you can just plug it into any sound system with no external phono amp required. It also has a USB output for transferring digital audio to a Mac or PC, and the record player comes with a ProTools-like desktop audio editor for slicing and tagging your recordings.
The Parrot Disco takes off with a simple toss into the air, gaining enough momentum to stay afloat for up to 45mins. It can fly at speeds up to 50mph and comes with a 1080p camera at the nose, and has a number of assisted flying modes.
Dubbed the Nespresso of Cocktails, the Kickstarter launched Somabar is the world’s first app controlled robotic bartending appliance created for the home kitchen. With its streamlined design you can thoroughly mix cocktails and infuse bitters to make the perfect cocktail in seconds.